The School of Education and Technology works with a program learning outcomes framework that informs the course learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes identify what the learner will know and be able to do by the end of the program. They are the essential and enduring knowledge, capabilities (attributes) and attitudes (values, dispositions) that constitute the integrated learning by a graduate of the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program.

Graduates will be able to apply the principles of openness, networked learning, and digital mindset as they work in the creation and evaluation of digital learning environments. They will apply theoretical and practical knowledge to critically analyze learning innovations and assess their impact on organizations and society. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  1. Communicate and synthesize information and arguments at the graduate level.
  2. Critically evaluate how learning occurs in a variety of contexts.
  3. Design and create research-informed digital learning environments.
  4. Demonstrate effective collaboration skills.
  5. Develop and analyze support strategies to meet the needs of stakeholders in digital learning environments.
  6. Select appropriate assessment and evaluation strategies for digital learning environments.
  7. Contribute meaningfully to digital learning network(s) and communities.
  8. Explain the interrelationship between innovation, change and digital learning environments and their impact on organizations and society.
  9. Apply reflective processes to improve professional practice.
  10. Critically evaluate and/or produce research.

Professional Certification

The Master of Arts in Learning and Technology (MALAT) program is recognized by the Institute of Performance and Learning. Graduates of the program receive credit towards the work experience requirements of the Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) certification. 

IBO Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research

To demonstrate the exceptional education you have earned at Royal Roads University, students enrolling in the MALAT program can apply to obtain an IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) if you meet the required IBO criteria.

IBO credentials show your organization that you are an innovative leader, willing to go above and beyond our already high expectations. You will have access to a unique enrolment pathway, available only to IBO educators, and the opportunity to explore future professional and research opportunities with the IBO. As well, IBO Certification provides additional opportunities through the IBO Online Curriculum Centre (OCC), where you will find discussion forums and resources available only to IBO members.

This designation can be earned by supplementing the existing IBO content with focused, systematic investigative research to further your knowledge and experience. You will deeply explore curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment through the exploration of relevant literature and your own IBO practices. This advanced certificate is most appropriate for existing and experienced IB school educators.

How to apply

When you complete your application for the MALAT program, please include in your personal statement your interest in the IBO certificate relevant to your experience and program. During the program there will be time set aside to register with the IBO and obtain access to their network and resources.  You will be required to complete IB-specific readings and assignments during your program, as well as IB-related research topics, but you will maintain a workload equivalent to the students in your program who have opted not to pursue this distinction.

Visit the IB website for additional information about the registration and enrolment process for IB educator certificates.

Ask one of our Enrolment Advisors for more information about our available IBO certification and how this exclusive designation can impact your career.